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New Jersey's Natural Regions

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Simran Jakate

on 12 June 2014

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NJ's Natural Regions
New Jersey's Natural Regions
Highlands
Piedmont
Outer Coastal Plain
The soil in the Outer Coastal Plain is very

sandy
.
Much of this region is covered by an

oak and pine forest
.

The

eastern
edge runs along the

Atlantic Coast
.
This is the Outer Coastal Plain.
Inner Coastal Plain
Appalachain Ridge and Valley
The Highlands are east of the

Kittatinny Mountains
.
The states

largest lake

is located here. It

has
flat-topped ridges and narrow valleys
.
The Highlands lie about

1,000 feet above sea level
.
This is a picture of one area in Piedmont.
T
he Inner Coastal Plains has

Fertile Soil

which is a mixture of clay, sand, and silt. The

Delaware River

borders the Inner Coastal Plain. The region has orchards, dairies, and vegetable farms called

Truck Farms
.

New Jersey's

largest cities and rivers

are located here.

Most of the land is

100 - 200 feet above Sea Level
.
The

Palisade

hug the western shore of the

Hudson River
.

There are 5
Natural Regions

in NJ.

They are: the

Appalachian Ridge and Valley, Highlands, Piedmont, Outer Coastal Plain, and the Inner Coastal Plain
.
The Appalachian Ridge and Valley takes up the

northwest

part of the state
. The
Kittatinny Mountains
cross most of this region. New Jersey's highest point is located here
(IT IS CALLED HIGH POINT!)

The
Delaware Water Gap

is located in this region.
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